- Reading, writing, and discussion on the topics of biblical, historical, and contemporary theology and practice of the church.
- Shadowing the pastoral leadership of one particular church.
- Living life as a fully integrated member of the church, including in all aspects of the life of a member and intentionally developing relationships with all church officers and members from a broad spectrum of the congregation.
That doesn't mean you need a full-fledged program before you can start. Just start somewhere, even if it simply means bringing guys along on pastoral visits, inviting them to observe leadership meetings, or having them over for dinner occasionally.